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Exacerbation of Air Pollution & Heat Exposure May be Significantly Associated with Risk to Pregnancy Outcomes in the United States

Jun 19, 2020 | Anu Varma

In new research from the JAMA Network, a sweeping systematic review of more than 32 million births in the United States found startlingly significant associations between heat, ozone, or fine particulate matter, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. In an era where humans are feeling the ever-increasing effects of climate change, this association may be extremely significant for the obstetrical medical community, and for women and families across the country.

Read New York Times’ coverage of the findings, which also unearthed that African-American mothers and babies are harmed at a much higher rate than the population at large.


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Anupama Varma is a Communications Specialist for Environmental Health at NACCHO.

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